Advancing Freedom: Florida Passes Union Recertification Bill

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, March 23rd, 2018 at 2:10 pm - Permalink

On March 11, 2018, Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) signed HB 7055 into law, changing collective bargaining between school districts and unions. The House version passed on March 5th with a vote of 74 to 39 after amendment, while the Senate voted 20 to 17 to approve the amended version on March 5th as well.

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ATR, CWF Support Including Joint Employer Fix in the 2018 Spending Bill

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 at 5:47 pm - Permalink

On November 7, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3441, the Save Local Business Act. The legislation was introduced by Representative Bradley Byrne (R-AL) on July 27, 2017 and had bipartisan support.

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NLRB Vacates its Joint Employer Ruling

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, March 2nd, 2018 at 5:43 pm - Permalink

On February 26, 2018, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) vacated its December 14, 2017 decision in Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors, Ltd. And Brandt Construction Co. The December decision overturned the Browning-Ferris case, which greatly expanded the legal liability of franchisors, like McDonald’s. 

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Janus v. AFSCME: Worker Freedom for Government Workers

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 3:24 pm - Permalink

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME this coming Monday on February 26, 2018!

To learn more about this important case on worker freedom, check out the Competitive Enterprise Institute's video: https://cei.org/blog/dues-and-donts-government-union-life

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Tomorrow: Senate HELP votes on Ring for NLRB

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 at 12:20 pm - Permalink

On February 7, 2018, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) announced that the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee would vote on President Trump’s nominee to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on February 14th. President Trump nominated John Ring for this position on January 12, 2018, to replace Chairman Philip Miscimarra, whose term ended on December 16, 2017.

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Stand with Workers!

Posted on Friday, February 9th, 2018 at 4:17 pm - Permalink

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Kentucky Court Upholds the State’s Right-to-Work Law

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, February 1st, 2018 at 2:16 pm - Permalink

On January 23, 2018, Judge Thomas Wingate of the Franklin Circuit Court in Kentucky upheld Kentucky’s Right-to-Work law.

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2017: A Year in Review for Labor

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 at 12:33 pm - Permalink

2017 was truly an outstanding year for worker freedom.

On January 31, 2017, President Donald Trump nominated Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and on April 10, 2017, Gorsuch took the oath of office.

With Gorsuch confirmed, there are now 5 worker freedom advocates on the Supreme Court.

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Overturned: NLRB Rules Against its 2015 Joint Employer Standard

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, December 18th, 2017 at 4:22 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

On December 14, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) overruled its 2015 Browning-Ferris Industries decision and returned to the prior joint employer standard. Chairman Philip Miscimarra, Marvin Kaplan and William Emanuel were the majority, while Mark Pearce and Lauren McFerran dissented.

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Peter Robb: NLRB’s New General Counsel

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, November 17th, 2017 at 3:32 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

The Senate voted on November 8, 2017, to confirm Peter Robb as General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The vote was 49 to 46.

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Rauner’s Veto Saves Local Right to Work

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, November 13th, 2017 at 3:39 pm - Permalink

General Assembly fails to override veto again

On November 7, 2017, the Illinois General Assembly failed a second time to override Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s September 29th veto of the Collective Bargaining Freedom Act (Senate Bill 1905).

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How Right To Work Laws Are Making Inroads Even In Blue States

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, November 6th, 2017 at 1:27 pm - Permalink

Patrick Gleason, Director of State Affairs at Americans for Tax Reform, had an article published in Forbes on November 6, 2017, about local Right to Work in Delaware and New Mexico:

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Americans for Tax Reform, Center for Worker Freedom Urge Sussex County Council in Delaware to Pass Right to Work

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 at 5:21 pm - Permalink

Today, Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) and the Center for Worker Freedom (CWF) released a letter to the members of the Sussex County Council supporting local Right to Work in Delaware.

Right to Work in Sussex County would restore the First Amendment rights of workers and allow them to choose whether to join a union or not. In addition, it would promote economic growth.

Because Right to Work is critical to protecting the rights of workers and economic growth, ATR and CWF urge members of the Council to vote for it.

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You too, SEIU?

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 at 4:30 pm - Permalink

Sexual harassment pervades union

On October 23, 2017, Scott Courtney resigned as executive vice president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). The resignation came after SEIU President Mary Kay Henry suspended him following an investigation about possible nepotism and sexual misconduct by Courtney.

SEIU spokeswoman Sahar Wali said:

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Keep Missouri Right to Work!

Posted on Thursday, October 26th, 2017 at 4:33 pm - Permalink

On November 6, 2018, Missouri voters will have the opportunity to reaffirm their support for Right to Work in their state.

Governor Eric Greitens signed Right to Work into law on February 6, 2017, after the House passed the bill on February 2nd with a 100-59 vote. The Senate had passed the legislation on January 25th 21-12.

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CWF, ATR Join Coalition Urging Repeal of Davis-Bacon Act Expansion

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, October 26th, 2017 at 3:56 pm - Permalink

On March 22, 2013, the Department of Labor expanded the Davis-Bacon Act by issuing All Agency Memorandum (AAM) 212. AAM-212 added professional survey crews to those subject to the Act. This regulation was issued without outreach to the public, the professional surveying community or legislators.

Today, however, Secretary R. Alexander Acosta is leading the Department of Labor, and he can repeal the memorandum.

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